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Wovar's turnbuckles are available in several shapes and sizes. Turnbuckles are used to tension wire rope and chains. We offer turnbuckles in galvanised steel and stainless steel. If you are going to use the turnbuckles outdoors, opt for stainless steel, as this will not rust. On the other hand, if a high-load bearing capacity is important, pick galvanised steel. Galvanised steel is extremely strong, and a protective layer makes it rust-resistant. However, this layer will diminish over time.
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What is a turnbuckle
A turnbuckle is used to tension cables, chains, and ropes. It consists of a small metal frame and two bolts. Instead of a regular head, the bolts have a hook or an eye. Turnbuckles are incredibly useful for, for instance, putting up a tent or shade sail, as well as many other purposes.
How to use a turnbuckle
Before you can start using a turnbuckle, you need a point of attachment. Install an anchor bolt with eye on, for example, a wall or wooden post. You now have two options for connecting the turnbuckle to the attachment point. First, you can use wire to make a loop through both the anchor bolt and the turnbuckle. Close off the loop with one or more wire rope clamps. Second, you can use a carabiner to link the turnbuckle to the point of attachment. The second is the best choice when you want the option to easily remove and reattach the turnbuckle.
Time to attach the turnbuckle. First, loosen the bolts. Next, attach it to the object you want to tension and the point of attachment. Finally, twist the frame to increase the tension. You can do this with your hands, but also with a screwdriver or wrench.
Stainless steel turnbuckle
Our turnbuckles are available in both stainless steel and galvanised steel. Both variants are suitable for outdoor use, but the galvanised turnbuckle can start to rust when the anti-corrosion coating is damaged. We therefore recommend using stainless steel turnbuckles outdoors. If a high-load bearing capacity is important or rust-resistance is not essential, pick galvanised steel. Galvanised steel is extremely strong, and as such able to carry heavier loads.
Order turnbuckles today for a great price. Businesses in the construction and landscaping industry enjoy additional benefits, such as a business discount, with a free business account.
Planning to hang a shade sail? Turnbuckles combined with chains are great for tensioning a shade sail.